MUSIC lovers from across the Five Valleys queued up bright and early to bag rare vinyls on Record Store Day.

This year’s annual event fell on Saturday, and provided a chance for the UK's 200 independent record shops to celebrate their trade, and the millions of musicians and artists that they support.

With so many music lovers living across the district three shops are flourishing, two in Stroud, and one in Nailsworth.

Each of the shops, Trading Post Records in Kendrick Street and Sound Records in the High Street, both in Stroud, and Sanctuary Music at Nailsworth Mills (by the Morrisons car park) threw open their doors at 8am so record collectors and music lovers could pick up special releases on the day.

Aside from the exclusive record day releases on offer, each shop also provided a packed schedule of live acts, DJs and other treats to entertain customers.

Photos by Simon Pizzey.